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1st - 3rd Grade Summer Camps & Workshops

Get ready for a summer filled with hands-on science and learning at Sloan Museum of Discovery and Longway Planetarium!

Summer Programs by Grade Level

Looking for a different grade level? Choose from these categories:
4-5 years old
1st-3rd grades
4th-6th grades
5th-8th grades
7th-12th grades
Grades listed are the grades students are entering in the Fall.

Members receive $1 off workshops and $5 off camps. Members, please login to receive your discount.

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2024 Workshops

Bugs and Worms (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $10

Which bugs are good for our garden and which bugs cause damage? Find out while going on a bug hunt to collect, observe, and release some of our tiny garden residents. Build a worm motel to take home, learn how bees help our garden grow, and make fun bug crafts.

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A Race Through Space (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $15

Work through space-based activities and challenges as you move your game piece along a game board that we create! Learn about the sun, moon, planets, and constellations in this out-of-this-world workshop!

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Car Safari

1st-3rd grades


Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery | Durant Gallery
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $15

Go on a car safari through Sloan Museum of Discovery's Durant Gallery to see how cars have changed over time. Use found objects to build your own buggy and explore forces and motion, while finding a way to make the buggy move.

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Up, Up and Away (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Monday, July 22, 2024
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $10

Let's go fly a kite! We'll launch air powered rockets, build and fly paper airplanes and kites, and float a model hot air balloon.

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Earth Art (This Workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another Workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $15

Colors, shapes, and patterns are all around us. Explore art while creating fossil rubbings, pound flowers from the garden to print their colors on fabric and use the sun’s energy to make a beautiful print.

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Under the Sea (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Monday, July 29, 2024
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $15

Dive into our ocean and discover the living and non-living things that call it home. Explore the depths and layers and learn about ways to keep our oceans clean.

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Superhero Science (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2024
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $15

HELP! The superhero is frozen! Can you free him from the ice? Build a catapult and send your superhero down a zipline that you build. Can you be the hero?

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Kitchen Chemistry | Morning Session (SOLD OUT. Please select another summer camp workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $10

Use chemicals from the kitchen to explore matter! Make some ice cream while measuring and pouring ingredients. Mix up a bubbling, color changing concoction, and create your own bubble juice to take home.

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Kitchen Chemistry | Afternoon Session (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $10

Use chemicals from the kitchen to explore matter! Make some ice cream while measuring and pouring ingredients. Mix up a bubbling, color changing concoction, and create your own bubble juice to take home.

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Victorian Tea Party (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades

Date:Thursday, August 1, 2024
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $15

Step back in time to the Victorian era! Explore the language of the fan after you create your own. Learn table manners and etiquette while enjoying sweet treats and tea! Decorate your own paper doll set to take home. Gloves and hats encouraged, but not mandatory.

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My Toolbox Workshop (This workshop is SOLD OUT. Please select another workshop)

1st-3rd grades


Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $15

With the right tools, you can make anything! Learn how to use basic tools and about tool safety! Use a hammer, nails and screws to put together your own tool box to start your collection at home.

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3-Day Camps


Date: June 25 - 27, 2024 | Tues - Thurs
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $70

Grab your passport and get ready to travel around the world. Visit counties around the globe as you explore the traditions, music, art, history, and so much more. Create artwork inspired by different counties and traditions.

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Date: July 23 - 25, 2024 | Tues - Thurs
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $70

Hone your maker skills! Make a marble maze game and a robot that wobbles around. Children will also be given time and access to a wide variety of tools and materials to design and work on self-directed projects.

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Date: August 5 - 7, 2024 | Mon - Weds
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $70

Are you a problem-solver? Program our Dash robots to move around an obstacle course, use newspaper to build a tall tower and try your hand at our daily Lego building quests. These engineering challenges will give you opportunities to try out your own solutions.

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5-Day Camp


FIRST SESSION
Date: July 8 - 12, 2024 | Mon - Fri
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $95

SECOND SESSION (This Session is SOLD OUT. Please select another Camp)
Date: July 15 - 19, 2024 | Mon - Fri
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Longway Planetarium
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Cost: $95

STEM Discovery Camp | Investigate, Learn, Explore
•Rockhounds – Investigate earth materials while you go on a rock scavenger hunt. Collect rock samples and start your own rock collection.
•Patterns and Cycles – Learn about moon phases, changing seasons, and life cycles while exploring predictable patterns and cycles in nature.
•Energy – Explore sound, light, and motion while making noisemakers, using flashlights, and mirrors, and making a buggy model move.
•Engineering Challenges – Can you build a better chair for Baby Bear? Protect Humpty Dumpty from his fall off a wall and build a marble run.

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